If you do not throw yourself into the breakers, how will you ever meet the one who frolics in the waves? 

--Zen Saying


The Auckland Zen Centre is a Buddhist community supporting authentic Zen practice and training in Auckland City, New Zealand.

 Learn to Meditate: Zen Meditation Workshops

  • Our Introductory Workshops for 2015 will be in a new two-part format. The next pair of workshops will be on Saturday 15 & 22 August, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The programme includes detailed instructions on sitting and walking meditation, as well as how to establish a daily practice at home, and developing mindfulness in daily life.

 What's On in May:

  • New early morning sitting on the North Shore at Kate and Robin's home zendo (below). Call the Centre for details.


  • Brainstorming  on Sangha development -- results available as a PDF at the bottom of this page: Governance -- BRAINSTORM.
  • The next teisho on the Precepts, in preparation for Matariki Jukai, is on Tuesday evening, 2 June. (Jukai will be on Sunday evening, 21 June.)
  • Photos form our recent Vesak celebrations are available here.
  • Yoga classes begin Monday 25 May at 6 p.m. Please register by emailing info@aucklandzen.org.nz. The is NO Yoga or sitting on Queen's Birthday Monday, but there will be sitting with dokusan on Sunday.